When Art was just getting started, he traveled to Italy to work with a very talented chef. He knew he wanted to focus on Italian cuisine from then on. Life in the kitchen has broadened the way he views the world and life in general. No matter what culture or nationality a person is, we can always communicate through food. It truly is the international language. He also met his beautiful wife Skye while working at Bottega. His hidden talents? Skateboarding and playing the electric guitar. Waking up every day in Napa Valley and being surrounded by food and wine all day is inspiration enough.